MAC Holiday Kits are now 25% off!

I usually don’t post sales but this one here is a shocker. I’ve lived to see the day of the first Black president and of MAC having a pretty decent sale. Heyyy!!!

I’m not too interested in these holiday palettes but I know just who to get them for!

All Holiday kits from the Passions of Red, Adoring Carmine, Little Darlings and MAC Exclusives are 25% off! That means…

This baby here:

….goes for $28.50 instead of $38.00!!

And of course MACCosmetics.com is offering free shipping and you can also snag these 25% off in stores. I’m not sure how long this will last so act quickly if you are shopping for your favorite cosmetic lovin’ cousin. Click here to start shopping now!

Love yall!


Mascara Monday: Max Factor 2000 Calorie

Happy Monday, beautiful people! Can you believe that Christmas is next week? Have you snagged your gifts yet? Not me! I have never been a good gift giver. Perhaps lack of funds? Who knows..


Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara

Price: 5 out of 5 (a little less than $7 from Ulta)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 1 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5

What it claims: ” Get a dramatic look with 2000 Calorie Mascara — it volumizes lashes up to 200%. Water resistant and smudge-proof hypoallergenic formula is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. With curved brush applicator.” (source)

The truth: Dramatic? Not so much!

What I loved about it:
It gave a little length to my lashes. But nothing that my current HG lengthening mascara can’t do.

What I didn’t like: The flipping wand was the worst thing I have ever seen Seriously..it was a clumpy mess and maybe it’s just be but I’m not a big fan of curved brushes. I don’t even see the point of them.

Overall: For starters, the picture I have listed is not the the EXACT same one as the one I purchased. In fact, after doing further research, I found that Max Factor has a number of 2000 Calorie mascara. The one I really wanted to try out was the 2000 Calorie Lash Extreme plumper. This mascara, I found to be just “okay”. I was actually a little disappointed. It wasn’t BAD, but I guess I didn’t understand what it was supposed to do. The volume was just so so. I didn’t experience and flaking throughout the day and the clump factor was down a bit. Definitely nothing to brag about.

Lashes with NO mascara

Lashes with TWO coats


Would I recommend it?: Not at all. I would hold out for the Lash Extreme plumper. Click the link below to visit the video review.

Have you tried any of the Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascaras? Tell me about it!

Enter the Rx for Brown Skin $130 product giveaway! Details HERE!

Stay beautiful,


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The Honey Pot: Giveaway Reminder


Happy Sunday, family!

Have you have heard about THIS week’s giveaway? Just in case you missed it….let me drop the deets for ya:

Tis the season for giving and stick your hand in the honey pot for your chance to win:

  • Rx for Brown Skin Bright and Even Exfoliating Kit ($75 value)
  • Rx for Brown Skin Absolute Radiance Intensive Exfoliating Serum ($36 value)
  • Rx for Brown Skin Body Butter ($27 value)

How can you snag this? By subscribing to Clumps of Mascara. What does this mean? Enter your email address in the little box to the left that looks like this…


Subscribing to Clumps of Mascara ensures that you get an email each and every time I update the site! Ain’t that just great? Make sure that your email address is correct. Don’t be givin’ me no bogus email accounts. Hmm mmm….I know how some of yall think. LOL! If you are already subscribed, then do no more. Your entry is in! If you are not sure if I have your email address on file, shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com to double check. This contest is only for US subscribers and ENDS on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 12midnight PST.

Have you subscribed yet? Make sure that you have!

And in hair news, those interested in my journey to locs, I started yesterday:

You can follow my journey by checking out my hair blog: The Crowned Chronicles. Continue to enjoy your weekend!

Stay beautiful,

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FOTD Friday: Purples & Pinks


Happy Friday, family!

I am literally bouncing off of the walls today because well…it’s the weekend! Tomorrow I get my locs installed by my wonderful and beautiful loctician. I am tracking the journey to locs at my hair blog: The Crowned Chronicles. The “crown” would be my hair. Yes, another blog..I know. What can I say? I love blogging! Of course I will do mini hair-updates here at Clumps of Mascara. Stay tuned!

So in make-up news…there have been soooo many holiday sales going on in the cosmetic world. But the BEST one I’ve stumbled across is Sephora’s spend $35 and get $15 code. Whaaaat!! That’s amazing! Take that little gift card that I had plus this deal and I was one happy lady. I roamed Sephora trying to decide between something from Philosophy and Tarte. And then I strolled past NARS again….NARS, how I love thee, let me count the ways. And then I saw that Make Up For Ever shadow that I have been crushing on forever. Introducing…

(left) NARS Caravaggio eyeshadow-$32
(right) Make Up For Ever #92 eyeshadow-$19

I doubt I would have ever purchased these shadows so freely at their regular prices. I mean, really…$19, MUFE? However….when I tell you that MUFE matte purple is the BEST color I have ever purchased….I ain’t lying! I mean…I have no words for this shadow. It is THAT amazing. I just…wow. NARS Carvaggio duo, I find has the perfect deep pink and medium purple. They work beautiful together and MUFE 92 only adds a bit of magic to the duo. I am loviiiin’ these purchases.

Check out the look:

[NOTE: The skin has been bare all week. Not even a dash of blush. I’ve been trying to keep as many products of it as possible to clear up the little break-out I have on my left cheek.]

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Make Up For Ever #92 eyeshadow
NARS Caravaggio eyeshadow
Clinique Almost Peach eyeshadow (highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye liner in Electric
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Navy
Rimmel ‘Glam Eyes mascara

FACE:
Not a thang, mon!

LIPS:
MAC Nightmoth lip liner
MAC Hot ‘N Saucy Tendertone



What do you think? I am finding these colors extremely wearable! It was a pleasure playing with MUFE shadows for the first time and if those babies weren’t so darn expensive, I would love to invest in more. And I will always have a weak spot for NARS. *sigh*

Do you have any favorite pinks and purples? Tell me!!

Don’t forget to stick your hand in the Honey Pot to snag $130 worth of products from Rx for Brown Skin! Hop to it! This would make a wonderful gift!

Have a wonderful weekend, family!

Stay beautiful,

FOTD Friday: Purples & Pinks


Happy Friday, family!

I am literally bouncing off of the walls today because well…it’s the weekend! Tomorrow I get my locs installed by my wonderful and beautiful loctician. I am tracking the journey to locs at my hair blog: The Crowned Chronicles. The “crown” would be my hair. Yes, another blog..I know. What can I say? I love blogging! Of course I will do mini hair-updates here at Clumps of Mascara. Stay tuned!

So in make-up news…there have been soooo many holiday sales going on in the cosmetic world. But the BEST one I’ve stumbled across is Sephora’s spend $35 and get $15 code. Whaaaat!! That’s amazing! Take that little gift card that I had plus this deal and I was one happy lady. I roamed Sephora trying to decide between something from Philosophy and Tarte. And then I strolled past NARS again….NARS, how I love thee, let me count the ways. And then I saw that Make Up For Ever shadow that I have been crushing on forever. Introducing…

(left) NARS Caravaggio eyeshadow-$32
(right) Make Up For Ever #92 eyeshadow-$19

I doubt I would have ever purchased these shadows so freely at their regular prices. I mean, really…$19, MUFE? However….when I tell you that MUFE matte purple is the BEST color I have ever purchased….I ain’t lying! I mean…I have no words for this shadow. It is THAT amazing. I just…wow. NARS Carvaggio duo, I find has the perfect deep pink and medium purple. They work beautiful together and MUFE 92 only adds a bit of magic to the duo. I am loviiiin’ these purchases.

Check out the look:

[NOTE: The skin has been bare all week. Not even a dash of blush. I’ve been trying to keep as many products of it as possible to clear up the little break-out I have on my left cheek.]

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Make Up For Ever #92 eyeshadow
NARS Caravaggio eyeshadow
Clinique Almost Peach eyeshadow (highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye liner in Electric
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Navy
Rimmel ‘Glam Eyes mascara

FACE:
Not a thang, mon!

LIPS:
MAC Nightmoth lip liner
MAC Hot ‘N Saucy Tendertone



What do you think? I am finding these colors extremely wearable! It was a pleasure playing with MUFE shadows for the first time and if those babies weren’t so darn expensive, I would love to invest in more. And I will always have a weak spot for NARS. *sigh*

Do you have any favorite pinks and purples? Tell me!!

Don’t forget to stick your hand in the Honey Pot to snag $130 worth of products from Rx for Brown Skin! Hop to it! This would make a wonderful gift!

Have a wonderful weekend, family!

Stay beautiful,

Contest Winner & Another giveaway!

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for….the Contest winner for the Karmin Titanium Hair iron.

Congratulations to….

ANNIE!!

If you didn’t win, you can still use the the coupon codes at MyHairStylingTools.com.

MASCARA25 – Good for $25 off any Karmin Titanium Hair straightener

&

MASCARA10- Good for $10 off any item on site

Thank you all for your entries and wonderful comments! I read each and every one of them.. and since I love my ClumpsOfMascara.com readers SO much, I’ve got another giveaway for you. Raise your hand, boys and girls if you remember my Rx for Brown Skin post.

Tis the season for giving and stick your hand in the honey pot for your chance to win:

  • Rx for Brown Skin Bright and Even Exfoliating Kit ($75 value)
  • Rx for Brown Skin Absolute Radiance Intensive Exfoliating Serum ($36 value)
  • Rx for Brown Skin Body Butter ($27 value)

Yes, close your mouth now and ENTER!! How can you snag this? By subscribing to Clumps of Mascara. What does this mean? Enter your email address in the little box to the left that looks like this…


Subscribing to Clumps of Mascara ensures that you get an email each and every time I update the site! Ain’t that just great? Make sure that your email address is correct. Don’t be givin’ me no bogus email accounts. Hmm mmm….I know how some of yall think. LOL! If you are already subscribed, then do no more. Your entry is in! If you are not sure if I have your email address on file, shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com to double check. This contest is only for US subscribers and ENDS on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 12midnight PST.

Good luck and happy holidays to all!!

Stay beautiful,

(image source)

Contest Winner & Another giveaway!

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for….the Contest winner for the Karmin Titanium Hair iron.

Congratulations to….

ANNIE!!

If you didn’t win, you can still use the the coupon codes at MyHairStylingTools.com.

MASCARA25 – Good for $25 off any Karmin Titanium Hair straightener

&

MASCARA10- Good for $10 off any item on site

Thank you all for your entries and wonderful comments! I read each and every one of them.. and since I love my ClumpsOfMascara.com readers SO much, I’ve got another giveaway for you. Raise your hand, boys and girls if you remember my Rx for Brown Skin post.

Tis the season for giving and stick your hand in the honey pot for your chance to win:

  • Rx for Brown Skin Bright and Even Exfoliating Kit ($75 value)
  • Rx for Brown Skin Absolute Radiance Intensive Exfoliating Serum ($36 value)
  • Rx for Brown Skin Body Butter ($27 value)

Yes, close your mouth now and ENTER!! How can you snag this? By subscribing to Clumps of Mascara. What does this mean? Enter your email address in the little box to the left that looks like this…


Subscribing to Clumps of Mascara ensures that you get an email each and every time I update the site! Ain’t that just great? Make sure that your email address is correct. Don’t be givin’ me no bogus email accounts. Hmm mmm….I know how some of yall think. LOL! If you are already subscribed, then do no more. Your entry is in! If you are not sure if I have your email address on file, shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com to double check. This contest is only for US subscribers and ENDS on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 12midnight PST.

Good luck and happy holidays to all!!

Stay beautiful,

(image source)

Sista Show-Off: Latina Beauty Bloggers


Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

I recently came across some dynamite Latina beauty blogs. I find this to be a rarity in the beauty blogosphere. My African American and Asian ladies are on lock when it comes to beauty blogging but finding a Hispanic beauty blogger is a little more difficult. Hey, chicas….where yall at?!

I am ecstatic to have come across two new ones!

Lali.Amora


Erica from Lali Amora is a MAC lipstick lovin’, Sinful Colors polish wearin’ chica like myself. She blogs about the higher end products, as well as the cheaper alternatives. Swatches? Reviews? You got it!

Cafe Beautique

Take a coffee lover with a passion for cosmetics and you have the beautiful Bella over at Cafe Beautique. She’s a baby blogger with only a few posts but I am already loving her reviews and representation of the Hispanic ladies. Pero no matter who you are, you will feel like a hermana vistando su pagina.

….and since I’m talkin’ about Latina beauty bloggers, I would be remiss if I didn’t show love to one of the best in the game:

Beauty Logic


Dominican Enigma is no stranger to beauty blogging. She’s just as obsessed with nail polishes as I am and is constantly droppin’ the reviews for body, hair and face. You go, DE!

Know of any more Latina beauty/fashion bloggers? Let me know.

Stay tuned for a post later today announcing the contest winner for the Karmin Titanium Hair iron and a new giveaway.

Stay beautiful,